INDIANAPOLIS (May 24, 2011) — Klipsch, a leading global speaker manufacturer, announces today the availability of four passive Klipsch Gallery™ speaker models. Initially showcased at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, these ultra-thin speaker systems fulfill any audio need and present a fitting home theater option for any living environment. The passive Klipsch Gallery models are the first available components of a greater cross-over home audio solution.

Engineered for the ultimate sound experience, Klipsch Gallery speakers capture the same distinct power, detail and emotion of Klipsch’s renowned horn-loaded speakers. Employing exclusive Tractrix® Horn technology, this series effortlessly delivers legendary Klipsch sound, complete with reduced distortion and constant directivity for a live soundstage experience. Modern in appearance, Klipsch Gallery speakers occupy minimal space but deliver deep bass and crystal-clear dynamic range.

“As modern home décor demands high style in design, we decided to take the Klipsch approach to slim speakers – slim sizes with big, effortless sound,” said Mark Casavant, vice president of product development for Klipsch. “For music lovers, these artful designs look great and really perform as stereo speakers. As HDTV designs evolve with thin, slim dimensions, their inherent audio quality continues to diminish. We created Klipsch Gallery speakers for this very reason – to deliver high-definition and powerful audio quality equal to the video; all while being attractive, elegant and décor-friendly. After hearing the superior sound these speakers produce, anything less will become unacceptable.”

The current Klipsch Gallery offering is complete with three satellite models (G-12, G-16 and G-28, utilized as left, center, right or surround speakers (LCRS)) and one integrated LCR 3-channel soundbar (G-42), with the names representing their corresponding size in length in inches. Arranging the satellite speakers to fit any room is made simple since each speaker can serve a variety of audio and placement needs and be mounted in a horizontal or vertical position. Every Klipsch Gallery speaker is produced with a titanium tweeter with linear travel suspension, loaded behind a new 90 x 90 Tractrix horn. As a result, listeners experience an open, natural sound.

“Unmatched quality with unparalleled design: it’s a perfect pairing,” said Paul Jacobs, CEO of Klipsch Group, Inc. “Klipsch Gallery is truly a cross-over system when it comes to home audio, and the passive speakers are a component that offers listeners such versatility. Not to mention, these speakers and soundbar deliver pure, dynamic sound that is sure to enhance any content – no matter the genre.”

Accompanying the series in the fall will be the Klipsch Gallery G-17 Air wireless-new media system. G-17 connects wirelessly over an existing Wi-Fi network and can be controlled with an Apple smart device. Because Klipsch is an official AirPlay partner with Apple, Klipsch Gallery Forum will utilize AirPlay technology to allow for wireless transmission of users’ iTunes libraries throughout any living environment.

Available in a high-gloss black finish, each Klipsch Gallery speaker exudes superior style for seamless integration into any décor. The four Klipsch Gallery passive speakers will be available for purchase on June 1 at select Klipsch retailers. Klipsch Gallery G-17 Air will follow soon after and be available for purchase in fall 2011.

About Klipsch Speakers:
Founded in 1946 by Paul W. Klipsch, one of America’s most celebrated audio pioneers, Klipsch has long been a high-end name in speaker design. Today, the brand continues its success as a leading global manufacturer of premium sound solutions for home, personal and commercial use. From massive professional cinema speakers to tiny headphones, Klipsch remains committed to delivering the most powerful, detailed and emotional sound experiences. Klipsch is owned by Indianapolis, Indiana-based Klipsch Group, Inc. For more information, visit